Canada’s Strategies Against Skill Crisis
Ottawa: As a part of the concentrated efforts of the Canadian Government against skill crisis, a website will be launched very soon that will help Canadians recognize what sectors of the economy are the most likely to produce jobs and how they would help in job growth of the existing employees in years to come.
What Is Required: Diane Finley, the Human Resource Ministers addressed a press conference on Wednesday stating that the website intends to inform the potential employees the skill they require to be hired and the existing employees how to better their skills in order to boast a better CV in years to come. “The economy has from quite some time been extremely dynamic and requires only the most sought after skills to be satisfied”, she added.
Labor Shortage: Ever since the world has gone into recession, numerous industries have faced labor shortage. They just couldn’t find adequate skills that can help them deal with such economic tensions. She said, “We want to deal with this skill crisis in all ways possible.” She further added to her statements, “We have to work carefully with the private sector as they are the one boosting the demand and can see it approaching.”
How Will It Work: The intended websites will let job seekers know the hottest prospect for openings. In such a case, students can make a comprehensive plan regarding what they wish to do ahead and plan accordingly. E.g. if nursing is selected then it will let job seekers know that over the next 7 years about 161,705 openings will be available. Plus, it will also indicate that during that time how many will apply for those openings.
Regional Standpoint: Students and current employees will be provided details regarding the area that best suits their job requirements as the regional perspective is also taken into account. It will tell all users that in what parts of the country which worker have the best prospect of being hired in terms of skills and will also help in cozier relocation. She suggested that proper planning should be ahead of time and resources should be properly allocated.
Need of The Hour: Websites like these and other efforts are required to provide a source of livelihood. Canada’s labor market has gone through a slump itself and any job growth looked unlikely as governments reduced expenditure and recruiting. Only 10,000 workers were hired in June, a report of Statistics Canada revealed. This is an alarming statistic as 27,000 jobs were created in each of the preceding three months. Since the start of the year the efforts to combat recession have slowed down considerably.